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The head shrine to the deity Sengen is located here, featuring an unusual two-storey sanctuary, and ponds fed by underground water.
Home of the iconic 'floating torii', a red shinto archway partially immerged in the sea.
Registered as a reminder of mankind's destructive power and as a symbol for world peace.
Atomic Bomb Dome
It is 50 times larger than Tokyo Dome, and made only of natural materials: wood, water, stone, and clay.
It is known for its 'prayer-hand houses'.
Shirakawa-go and Gokoyama
Famous for its amazing views, 'love shrine' and a spring with magical properties.
An old symbol of the Tokugawa Shogunate's power and influence over the emperor.
Once home of the Kitayama Culture in which potters, swordsmiths and other craftsmen produced goods.
Famous for its rock garden that contains 15 rocks clustered in a group of 3, a group of 5, and a group of 7.
Built by the grandson of the founder of the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku Temple.
Famous for its pagoda, which is seen as a symbol of Kyoto.
Its image is stamped on 10 yen coins.
The world's largest wooden building from premodern times.
Japan's oldest wooden buildings.
The headquarters of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism.